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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-20-2002, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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vibration on start and Tranny question

I was wondering what could cause a vibration on start up. Its for about 2 seconds and thats all it lasts. Is there a common problem that is with these cars. Also could this vibration be associated with a bad torque convertor because I think I have torque convertor shutter. I had the system flushed but they didn't change the filter. They only flushed the system. Is the filter a problem or do you think I should be fine. The filter was replaced about 2 years ago or 15000 miles. Thanks for any help
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-20-2002, 10:27 PM
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To cure most tc shudder problems, the correct fluid must be used, and it must be clean. Also you need a new filter.

I would say that if you can change oil, you can probably change trans fluid. There are very good instructions in the tech articles, about pumping it out through the lines.

I would pump all the fluid out, clean the pan and magnet, and replace the filter with a new one. Then I would fill the system with mercon v, 6 quarts then shift, then the rest. Then I would install a transmission cooler.



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yeah i got a tranny cooler. How much does it cost for the filter and fluid. Also are there any additive you would add to get rid of the shudder. Thanks for any help
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12 quarts of mercon v is about $32 here. You will need an extra quart or maybe two to compensate for the cooler. You don't need any extra additive, the merc. v should eliminate (or come really close to eliminating) the shudder.

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Talking tc shudder

I operated my 94 bird with a tc shudder for about two years cause money was very tight. finally paid her off and now the work is begining. One month she has been paid for and I have put in an alternator, water pump, vacuum t and hoses and a torque converter. My torque converter opened up the front seal and after having the front seal replaced it reopened it two days later. That is when I found out the tc needed replacing. Got a rebuilt tc installed for $101.75cad plus the front seal for $210.00cad. total $311.75cad including parts. That is only about $200.00usd.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-25-2002, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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cheap

that is really cheap ford quoted my 780 for the front seal and the torque convertor replacement
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